Todd Blackadder: Bath director of rugby signs one-year contract extension

Todd Blackadder was Christchurch Crusaders’ head coach for seven years before joining Bath in 2016 Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has signed a one-year contract extension until June 2020. The Premiership club have also confirmed former captain Stuart Hooper will become Blackadder’s successor when the New Zealander decides to move on. First team coaches […]

Tuilagi & Youngs out of England camp with injury

Tuilagi’s last England appearance came against Wales during the 2016 Six Nations Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi and scrum-half Ben Youngs have withdrawn from England’s training camp in Bristol with injuries. Worcester prop Nick Schonert is out injured and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. Tuilagi was recalled to Eddie Jones’ 36-man squad […]

Worcester score last-gasp try to win 44-37 at Leicester

Debutant matchwinner Ted Hill led the Worcester Warriors side off through the traditional guard of honour at Welford Road Gallagher Premiership Leicester (11) 37 Tries: Thompson, May, Denton, Kalamafoni, Ford Cons: Ford 3 Pens: Ford 2 Worcester (30) 44 Tries: Weir 2, Hill 2, Singleton, Pennell Cons: Weir 3, Pennell Pens: Weir 2 Worcester won […]

Premiership: Sale Sharks 13-31 Wasps

Nizaam Carr’s equalising try was the game’s main turning point at the AJ Bell Stadium Gallagher Premiership Sale (10) 13 Tries: Ross Cons: MacGinty Pens: MacGinty 2 Wasps (10) 31 Tries: Carr, Bassett, Stuart, Hughes Cons: Sopoaga 4 Pens: Sopoaga Wasps came from behind as they claimed their third Premiership victory in four games with […]

Pro14: Last-gasp Ulster earn 39-39 draw with Cheetahs

Winger Maxwane thought he had scored the winning try with four minutes remaining Pro14: Cheetahs 39-39 Ulster Cheetahs (17) 39 Try: Olivier, Small-Smith, Dweba, du Toit, Maxwane Con: Schoeman 2, Fouche Pen: Schoeman, Fouche Ulster (14) 39 Tries: Shanahan 2, Stewart, penalty try, Speight Cons: Burns 3 Pens: Burns 2 Henry Speight’s try with the […]

Spencer gets four-week ban for dangerous tackle

Will Spencer’s red card was the first of his career Leicester second row Will Spencer has been banned for four weeks after being sent off for a dangerous tackle in Sunday’s Premiership match with Wasps. Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy claimed rugby has become “too PC” following Spencer’s dismissal. A number of other players and […]